You will be using the Excelsior Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., to complete your research for this essay. We have been exploring in this module how race, ethnicity, and culture can influence an individual’s socioeconomic status. Now is your chance to dig into this complex issue in greater detail. Your essay topic submitted in M3A1 should have been carefully researched, and now, in your writing of the essay, you will develop conclusions based on reliable data. In Essay 2, you are exploring the intersection of education and socioeconomic status for different minority groups in the U.S.
Please follow these guidelines:

Start with the U.S. Census data and review Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and go as far back as you can to research your group. You will want to track change over time in: number of people identified as part of this group, income range, and education reported. Compare and contrast to “majority whites” (some groups have been followed for years or decades, but others have not, so you will need to do some digging). Visit Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015 – Detailed Tables (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to view other groups.
Address these questions:

How has education helped your group to improve over time, or has it? (research beyond the Census stats needed here)
Are the promises made about education actually being fulfilled? Why or why not? (real sociology-type question)
What other factors may be at play here?

Discuss the facts you have located and the interplay of these to build to a logical and informed conclusion. Have you found any solutions in your research for the issue? If so, include them in your discussion/conclusion, along with your own ideas about how education can and cannot help people improve their socioeconomic status.

Additional Requirements and Resources:

A minimum of four resources from academic publications found in the Excelsior Library
750 – 1250 words of writing. This does not include the title page or reference page. Please organize your paper based upon the approved outline and your faculty feedback.
Grammatically correct sentences. If you need assistance, free tutoring is available through Smarthinking. You can link to it under “Free Tutoring” in your Table of Contents. To receive assistance on how to write essays, you can refer to the Excelsior OWL (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. 
Use APA citation guidelines. If you need assistance, please refer to either of the following online writing labs:
Purdue OWL (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Excelsior OWL (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.
Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.” Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.”  Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”

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